WWF-Myanmar: Consultant for Rubber Supply Chain # 012/21

Posted on 15 July 2021

WWF-Myanmar is looking for Consultant for Rubber Supply Chain.
The expected duration of the project is four months, with partial results on each sub-objective every month.
Location: Home-based
 
Background of assignment

We are WWF, one of the world’s leading nature conservation organisations. We have been working for nearly 60 years and have offices in 100 countries, and started the programme in Myanmar in 2014 just before the country’s first democratic elections. We believe together we can protect Myanmar’s globally important forests and rivers. Together we will ensure a future for Myanmar’s precious wildlife. Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm
In Myanmar, as in the rest of South East Asia, rubber plantations have been a major focus of attention on the agricultural sector. WWF Myanmar is committed to the design of trustworthy scoreboard that efficiently the rubber supply chains of the country and allow international buyers to validate that the rubber satisfy high sustainability standards and can be sold at premium markets.

Project Description
 
The project consists in four stages, namely; 1) Identification of regional and international ESG standards for the commercialization of sustainable natural rubber (SNR); 2) Evaluation of potential markets for Myanmar’s SNR; 3) Design of locally aware ESG scoreboards that reflect the requirements identified in the previous stages; and 4) Design of robust monitoring strategies to collect and validate the information required for the scoreboards. The conceptualization of these four stages has been strategically designed to produce a guidance that both international companies and key local stakeholders can implement to identify and support that the parts of the rubber supply chain present in Myanmar follow competitive and sustainable standards that foster livelihoods and protect key ecosystems.

Objectives and Scope of the Assignment are expressed in TOR.
 
Application from interested Consultant (s) should include:
  1. Letter of expression of interest, highlighting both sectorial and regional experience in the areas relevant to the project;
  2. Technical proposal including the design of the process and methodology, data collection procedure and analysis, and timeline;
  3.  Financial proposal;
  4.  A detailed CV from the team of consultant(s) that will be involved in the project, highlighting their experience in similar projects.
 
Interested applicants are required to submit their electronic copies of application by mailing to vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm and nweni.naing@wwf.org.mm. This application is open to the Consultant Firms and
Individuals as well.

Closing Date: 29th July 2021 (Thursday)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.